Bajaj has finally launched its much-awaited Pulsar N160. Pulsar N160 is based on the same platform that also underpins its elder sibling Pulsar N250. The bike features segment-first dual-channel ABS. It will also be available in the single-channel ABS variant. The price for the single-channel ABS variant costs Rs 1.23 lakh( ex-showroom Delhi), whereas the dual-channel ABS variant costs Rs 1.28 lakh(ex-showroom Delhi).

Design and Styling

The Pulsar N160 borrows a lot of design elements and styling clues from the N250. N160 features a single LED projector headlamp, which looks a little similar to MT-15. Also, the LED bi-functional projector headlamp unit is surrounded by slim LED DRLs on either side. At the rear, we get an LED tail lamp with glitter patterns.Its side profile looks pretty similar to N250. But the talk of the town would be its underbelly exhaust which looks quite sporty. The bike gets a seat height of 795mm and a ground clearance of 165mm with a wheelbase of 1358mm.

Chassis, Suspension and Brakes

The Pulsar N160 gets a tubular frame chassis with a 37mm Telescopic front suspension and a Nitrox mono-shock suspension setup at the rear. At the front, N160 gets 100/80-17 tubeless tyres, whereas it features 130/70-17 tubeless tyres at the rear. The braking is taken care of with a 300mm front disc and a 230mm rear disc, along with the dual-channel ABS in the top-end variant.

Engine

The Pulsar N160 gets a 164.82 cc, single-cylinder, SOHC, two valves, oil cooled petrol engine that churns out 16hp of power and 14.65 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

Rivals

The TVS Apache RTR160 has made a quite remarkable impact in the 160cc segment, and how well the Pulsar N160 will fare against it would be a test of time. Along with TVS Apache RTR160, it also goes up against Yamaha FZ, Hero Xtreme 160R and Suzuki Gixxer.